HP Merges Printing And PC Groups

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Palo Alto, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard has merged its printing and computer groups.

HP confirmed to TWICE that the new group will be called the printing and personal systems group and headed by Todd Bradley, who was executive VP for the personal systems group. Vyomesh Joshi, executive VP of the imaging and printing group, will retire, ending a 31-year career at HP.

"This combination will bring together two businesses where HP has established global leadership," said HP CEO Meg Whitman.

The company believes that combining the personal systems and imaging and printing groups will rationalize the company's worldwide go-to-market, branding, supply chain and customer-support efforts. It will also offer opportunities for cost savings.

In another move to consolidate functionality, the company's marketing programs were unified under Marty Homlish, executive VP and chief marketing officer. Homlish previous held the same position with SAP, which was purchased by HP, and he was a longtime executive with Sony.

HP also announced its global sales accounts division will join the newly named HP enterprise group.


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